The purpose of the Indian Education program is to increase academic achievement, decrease the dropout rate, and to improve the school climate of American Indian students in a culturally appropriate manner. This program addresses five specific goal areas, with a special focus on ensuring that all children are ready for school, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, and that all students are college and career ready.
- American Indian Literacy Resources
- Cultural Support
- Tribal Language Support
- Tribal History Support
- Cultural Field Trips
- South of the River Powwow
Career & College Readiness
- ACT Prep
- College Visits
- Scholarship Information
- 3rd Grade Math & Literacy
- Reading Coaches
- 504 Plan Support
- Individual Education Plan Support
Indian Education Curriculum:
- American Indian Values Curriculum – 8/24/16
- American Indian Sovereignty Curriculum – 2/25/13
- Gaming, treaties, land, nation inside a nation, taxation laws.
- American Indian Oral Traditions Curriculum – 2/25/13
Humor, truth, Dakota, Anishinabe.
- American Indian Music and Dance Curriculum – 2/25/13
Drums, flute, stories, lullabies.
- American Indian Leadership Curriculum – 2/22/13
Warriors, consensus, elders.
- American Indian Harmony and Balance Curriculum – 2/22/13
Social issues, environmental issues, respect, conservation.
- American Indian Family Life Curriculum – 2/21/13
Survival, spirituality, effects of government policies, education.
- American Indian Contributions Curriculum – 2/21/13
Holistic medicine, education, music, ecology.
- American Indian Art Curriculum – 2/20/13
Petroglyphs, pictographs, lithographs, silkscreen prints.
- How to Tell the Difference (A Guide to Evaluating Children’s Books for Anti-Indian Bias)
American Indian College Scholarships
- Tiwahe Foundation
- Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship Application
- University of MN-Morris American Indian Tuition Waiver
- American Indian College Fund
- American Indian Education Foundation
- Catching the Dream
- Cobell Education Scholarship
- Indian Health Services Scholarship
- The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
- Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP)
Indian Education Forms:
- Indian Education Program Plan
- Title VI Grant
- MN American Indian State Standards
- Bureau of Indian Affairs: The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
- Genealogy: Indian Affairs does not conduct genealogical research or maintain a database that you can query in order to find information on your ancestor. Indian Affairs provides a Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry, which provides some general information on the process.Once you’ve determined what tribe you are claiming heritage from contact the tribe, using the Tribal Leaders Directory to locate a phone number and address, to ascertain if you are eligible for enrollment in the tribe. Each tribe establishes their own requirements for enrollment in the tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will issue a Certificate degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) that shows your blood quantum and tribal affiliation. You will want to contact the BIA agency that provides services to the tribe you’re claiming heritage from in order to obtain the CDIB card, that information can be found in the Tribal Leaders Directory.Guide to Tracing Your American Indian Ancestry Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Application & Instructions
American Indian Parent Committee Meetings 2017-18
The American Indian Parent Committee (AIPC) serves in an advisory role to the Lakeville Area Public School District to help ensure that American Indian students receive culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. The AIPC is critical to the achievement and success of American Indian students statewide.
- Dec. 19, 2017
- Feb. 20, 2018
- April 24, 2018
American Indian Communities in Minnesota
5344 Lakeshore Drive, PO Box 16
Nett Lake, MN 55772
218-757-3261 or 1-877-528-8519
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
P O Box 428
Grand Portage 55605
190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Mille Lacs Band Government Center
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
Red Lake Nation Headquarters
PO Box 550
Red Lake, MN 56671
218-679-3341 or 866-311-9758
29872 260th St
Naytahwaush, MN 56566
PO Box 217
Cass Lake, MN 56633
39527 Res. Highway 1, P.O. Box 308
Morton, MN 56270
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
651-385-2554 or 1-800-554-5473
2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
PO Box 147
5722 Travelers Lane
Granite Falls, MN 56421
American Indian Education Resources